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Harry Potter Stars to Appear at Collectormania 9

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2006, 02:14 PM

Several stars of the Harry Potter films are slated to appear at Collectomania 9, which will be held from Friday, April 28 to Monday, May 1 at Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. On the guest list so far are Robert Pattinson (Cedric), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George),Continued...


Newsround Contest Prize is Signed GoF DVD

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2006, 01:56 PM

CBBC Newsround has an online Harry Potter contest and First Prize is a copy of the Goblet of Fire DVD, autographed by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.The runner-up will receive "a bagful of GoF goodies." The contest is open until April 3. Check it out! (Note: The DVD is probablyContinued...

OotP Film

CBBC Newsround Gives OotP Updates

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2006, 01:37 PM

CBBC Newsround has an update from OotP filming today, with lots of great new information. First, filming of "THE KISS" between Harry and Cho has been delayed, due to Dan Radclifffe being ill on the day that scene was supposed to be shot.

"'Katie escaped, but I will get her,' joked Dan.Continued...


Goblet Leaky Fan Commentary Available in PAL-friendly format

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2006, 10:23 AM

As the DVD of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now available in the UK, we're happy to give you a version of our audio commentary in a PAL-friendly format (the type of recording format used in the UK; it's about 4 percent faster than NTSC, the format used in the US).Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman!

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2006, 10:06 AM

Another Marauder has a birthday this week -- actor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) turns 48 today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Oldman!

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis!

Posted by: Melissa
March 20, 2006, 10:22 AM

Today is the 43rd birthday of actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin). Happy Birthday, Mr. Thewlis!


New Profile of Order of the Phoenix Film Director David Yates

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2006, 03:38 PM

“Imaging spending your working day amongst tetchy elves, moody teenagers, and an evil lord trying to take over the world…” Thus begins a profile of new Order of the Phoenix film director David Yates that was featured inContinued...


Rupert Grint, Phelps Twins to Visit Rome for Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2006, 07:58 PM

A reader from Italy let us know that actors Rupert Grint (Ron) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) will be in Rome on March 26th attending a Harry Potter movie marathon. According to Italian film site Cinecitta:

The Warner cinemas in Rome and Milano will be showingContinued...


HP Reading Groups Open on the Lounge

Posted by: Melissa
March 18, 2006, 02:07 AM

Update: The response has been so overwhelming that we've had to create a waiting list; in three weeks those on this list will be formed into two (or more, depending on demand) groups, for additional book one discussion. Those on the list will be notified when their group gets going; use the links belowContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Hosts Charity Ball Fundraiser; Raises £200,000 for MS

Posted by: sue
March 17, 2006, 05:41 PM

Update: See hi-res images of JKR and her husband at this event in our gallery!
Previously we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would be hosting a gala ball as a fundraiser for charity. The ball was held tonight at Stirling Castle in Scotland, and you can now see someContinued...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by: Melissa
March 17, 2006, 11:54 AM

It's the one day of the year we'll mimic some friends and give a good ol' GO IRISH here on Leaky. Happy St. Patty's everyone! May the luck of the little green leprechauns be with you today.

Last Day to Enter Goblet of Fire Collectible Sweeps

Posted by: Melissa
March 17, 2006, 11:51 AM

Quick reminder: Today is the last day to enter our Goblet of Fire Collectible Sweepstakes, in which you can snag a $300 gift certificate to the Noble Collection, the same in $100 value, or a Goblet of Fire DVD. Rules are on the contest page, and you only have until tonight - good luck!

HP Cast

Harry Potter Actors Mentioned in "Premiere" Magazine

Posted by: sue
March 17, 2006, 07:19 AM

The new issue of Premiere Magazine contains a list of the 100 Greatest Performances of All Time, and includes several of the actors who also star in the Harry Potter films. Included on this list are:


HP Cast Members' Films to be Screened at Tribeca Film Festival

Posted by: Melissa
March 16, 2006, 11:58 PM

Several Harry Potter cast members' recent films will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place throughout Manhattan from April 25 - May 7, 2006. Land of the Blind, starring Ralph Fiennes, was one of the 169 films announced for the festival yesterday.Continued...


TriWizard Tournament Update, Contest and More

Posted by: Melissa
March 16, 2006, 11:19 PM

Hey all - got some updates for you Beauxbatons over at the TriWizard Tournament (if you're not a Beauxbaton, you're not on Leaky's team! Sorry, guys).
Lots of info below, but first: Leaky is also announcing a contest related to this event: Once the tournament begins properly, the studentsContinued...

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